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Making sense of ADC specs – Part 2 : SNR Vs DR

Many times in ADC data sheets, both SNR (Signal to Noise ratio) and DR (Dynamic range) are specified. These parameters are usually defined as follows. “Signal to Noise ratio is the ratio of maximum output signal amplitude to the output … Continue reading

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Quantization

Before discussing ADC specs further, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss what ADC does in detail. ADC converts an analog signal (continuous in time and continuous in amplitude) to a digital representation(Discrete in time and discrete in amplitude). … Continue reading

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Making sense of ADC specs – Part 1

I’ve been thinking about what to write here for quite some time. There are so many things I want to discuss. I’ll start with discussing ADC specifications. Like any other analog block, you can’t represent entire ADC performance with just … Continue reading

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Hello World

Hello world !! Finally I created a blog but I am not sure what to post first. I told one of my friends that I am going to start a blog on analog design. His first response was what’s the … Continue reading

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